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Sierra Nevada Pale Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Sierra Nevada Pale AleSierra Nevada Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

8,213 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 8,213
Reviews: 2,670
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 111
Gots: 656 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Generous quantities of premium Cascade hops give the Pale Ale its fragrant bouquet and spicy flavor.

37 IBU

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 07-05-2001)
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jeffdevries

California

4/5  rDev -1%

07-26-2014 03:25:44 | More by jeffdevries
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thomismydad

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1%

02-09-2012 17:24:12 | More by thomismydad
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shredsofautumn

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

24 oz. bottle purchased 10/05/2010 in Easthampton, MA.

Appearance- N/A: Drank straight from the bottle over lunch (Complete faux pas, I know. My apologies to my brethren.)

Smell- Decent amount of potent hops, slight flowery notes, tinge of biscuity malts.

Taste- Sharply hopped. Hops predominate the flavor, good warmth for the fairly average ABV level. Good malt undertones. This is the brew that put Chico, California on the map. Flagship of Sierra Nevada, and always a good choice for a well-concocted pale ale.

Mouthfeel- Crisp. Hops linger around after the initial swallow. Very nice for the style.

Drinkability- Very good. I wouldn't drink more than a couple pints (24 oz. is perfect), but doesn't that often define a well crafted beverage? Very good pale ale.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2010 15:51:10 | More by shredsofautumn
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prdstmnky

Vermont

4/5  rDev -1%

06-27-2013 23:51:35 | More by prdstmnky
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hansenme

California

4/5  rDev -1%

07-15-2012 05:39:07 | More by hansenme
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hsus0225

Texas

4/5  rDev -1%

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asabreed

New York

4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: This beer looks great in a glass. A weird brown and amber which is nice to look at. If it's at the right temperature it leaves a pretty good head on top and some spidery lacing on the glass.

Smell: Some slight sweet malt and burst of piney and oily hops. Very floral, and very engaging.

Taste: Almost IPA strength with the hops, though the malt presence seems to balance it out pretty well. The piney hops are at the forefront, and it settles down then into a yeasty and malty, slightly dry finish.

Mouthfeel: Moderately thicker body, it seems, for a pale ale, though the carbonation -- which seems to be on the heavy side -- makes it easy for sipping, and makes it very easy to drink.

Drinkability: Certainly a widely available beer on tap around the U.S., I think at least. Worth a shot, since some say this is one of the best pale ales made. Though I'm slightly inclined to disagree, I do think it's a widely available beer that I'm thankful is widely available.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2005 02:55:38 | More by asabreed
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syntheticwings

Virginia

4/5  rDev -1%

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Graeme24

Ireland

4/5  rDev -1%

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DruC4

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1%

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North Carolina

4/5  rDev -1%

11-15-2011 18:45:09 | More by twowheelssoar
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Skabiski

Maryland

4/5  rDev -1%

11-16-2013 20:51:15 | More by Skabiski
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big2112

California

4/5  rDev -1%

09-15-2013 22:45:49 | More by big2112
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Ohio

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Weavagra

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1%

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Cfeezy

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1%

04-04-2014 00:11:27 | More by Cfeezy
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PaulMcQ

New York

4/5  rDev -1%

10-24-2012 00:33:42 | More by PaulMcQ
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dmorley21

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1%

07-30-2013 22:01:47 | More by dmorley21
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4/5  rDev -1%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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brokentee

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1%

12-10-2011 22:57:22 | More by brokentee
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EvoJoe

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -1%

06-17-2014 17:46:55 | More by EvoJoe
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Alabama

4/5  rDev -1%

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California

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Vermont

4/5  rDev -1%

12-17-2013 05:21:59 | More by RyanOooh
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 8,213 ratings.